October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, formerly known as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The idea is to raise awareness about cybersecurity, and provide resources for people to feel safer and more secure online.
The month is a collaboration between the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and it focusses on four themes, in turn: “Be Cyber Smart”, “Phight the Phish”, “Explore. Experience. Share”, and “Cybersecurity First”. Some of these are perhaps a little interchangeable or vague, but it’s certainly a dedicated effort. The questions is, is anybody listening?